November 7th – Day of Prayer for Cancer

Day of Prayer for Cancer

October 3rd<br /> <br />  – Day of Prayer for Cancer
Throughout Wednesday’s liturgies at the National Shrine of St. Jude, we will pray in a special way for all those who suffer from cancer. We invite you to join us November 7th, and on the first Wednesday of every month, as we call upon St. Jude for the healing of cancer.

Please send your special intentions for healing and remembrance of those affected by cancer to the Shrine or join our prayer circle of healing by posting your prayer to our Day of Prayer for Cancer wall below.


Weekly Devotion – October 29th

Weekly Devotions

In the company of Jesus, Bartimaeus did not pretend to be someone he was not, as we heard during Sunday’s Gospel.

He was a blind man who wanted to see, and this is exactly what he told the Lord. We do not need to pretend that we are perfect.

Jesus loves us in spite of our sinfulness. Nor should we try to hide our sinfulness from the Lord.

Bible Diary for October 28th – November 3rd

Bible Diary

October 28th
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Feast of St. Jude

1st Reading: Jer 31:7-9:
For Yahweh says this, “Shout with joy for Jacob; rejoice for the greatest of nations.
Proclaim your praise and say: ‘Yahweh has saved his people, the remnant of Israel!‘ Look, I will bring them back from the land of the north, gather them from the ends of the earth, the lame and the blind, mothers and women in labor — a great throng will return.
They went away weeping, they will return in joy.“

2018 St. Jude Prayer Banner

St. Jude Prayer Banner

We are grateful for you and the thousands of others who sent their petitions to be joined together in the annual Feast of St. Jude Prayer Banner. 

The banner has been placed at the altar of St. Jude at the National Shrine to offer thanksgiving to our patron saint of impossible causes and honor him in anticipation of his October 28th Feast Day. 

This banner serves as a testament of hope, uniting all of our hearts, minds, and prayers in devotion to St. Jude. May his guiding light be with you always. And may God bless you.

Weekly Devotion – October 22nd

Weekly Devotions

Weekly Devotion for October 17thJesus leads by being a servant. He affirms His teachings by picking up the cross and shedding His blood so that we might have life and have it to the full. Jesus drinks of the cup of suffering so as to show His followers the path to true greatness. Leaders of nations often act as tyrants to get their way, oppressing their subjects and manipulating their followers. Jesus proposes the model of servant-leadership, kneeling to wash the feet of His followers and stretching out His arms upon the cross to accomplish His mission of redemption.